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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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22 May 2011

Unusual finds

Now the finds were not themselves unusual, but the place I found them was....While visiting the Big Island of Hawaii earlier this month (see prior post) I took a day out to shop the antique stores. I am usually looking for vintage Hawaiiana collectibles. Usually I do find a piece or two to bring home to display in our home. But this trip I found this incredible mint hand embroidered and crocheted doily. Are you ready??? It was only ONE DOLLAR. I am not sure what I will do with it, maybe a pillow. Maybe a pretty lingerie bag on  a hanger. I also scooped a couple more doilies for a buck each too. But no vintage Hawaii pieces to take home this trip....

Then I have to share what else I found....We went jewelry shopping one afternoon in the heart of the touristy waterfront area of Kailia-Kona. I wanted to pick up a necklace that was made by a local artist. After visiting several shops we can upon a small shop simply called "Hawaiian made Jewelry" It was run by a couple who specialized in capturing the spirit of the big island using many local stones and fresh water pearls in the wife's work. In the back of the shop, were probably about a dozen necklaces that were more Victorian looking, with some bling and fresh water pearls. I zeroed in on the necklace below--not your usual Hawaiian piece. But I was smitten by it. When I tried it on, the shop owner handed me a billowly lace hand mirror covered with pink roses to view the necklace on my neck. I made the comment, "gee this mirror looks quite Victorian to me".  Come to find out the artist loves Victorian style, and only makes few pieces (such as the one I came to purchase).

So I did not get my Hawaiian necklace this trip, but I am so excited about this one, I wore it out on our final night in Kona, (see below with my friend Georgienne). I got so many compliments, I knew I had scored:)


Shabby T said...

the necklace is breathtaking...

artistamyjo said...

Wow! The necklace is just beyond gorgeous. You really did good.
Hugs, Amy

PoetessWug said...

Ohhhh! It's just beautiful, the flower necklace!! I make crocheted flower necklaces, so I can appreciate an artsy flower! :-) I love the pearls on it too! I can certainly see why it got so much attention!

sweet violets said...

Love that necklace....what a special find and lovely reminder of a great vacation!!

Shirley said...

Hi Debbi, Your necklace is so pretty and I enjoyed the pictures from your previous post. I am taking a little me time today and this evening to catch up with friends. So glad you had a wonderful vacation. My husband has family on one of the smaller islands in Hawii. He told us we were welcome to come any time. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! it is beautiful!! You look so pretty in it. Sounds like even though you didn't find exactly what you were looking for, you scored big time!

Kuki... said...

Wonderful finds that are sure to hold equally wonderful memories!


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